Update: State Highway 6 closed in Renwick following crash (road now reopened)


Update 10:30am

State Highway 6 has  re-opened at Renwick following a crash earlier today.

NZTA/Waka Kotahi wants to thank drivers for their patience and cooperation while emergency services and contractors worked on clearing the crash scene and reopening the highway.

With weather warnings currently in place for the top of the South Island, drivers must take extra care on the roads.

The Metservice  has issued a Strong Wind Warning for the Marlborough Sounds and a Strong Wind Watch for the wider Marlborough region. Rain and wind warnings are also in effect for Tasman and Tākaka.

It is essential all road users drive to the conditions. Motorcyclists, trucks, vans, and towing vehicles must exercise caution in exposed areas and be prepared for sudden wind gusts.

Please check weather and road conditions before you travel as bad weather can see roads closed at short notice.


Drivers using State Highway 6 through Renwick in Marlborough can expect delays following a crash earlier today.

The multi-vehicle crash was reported shortly after 7:30 this morning at the intersection of State Highway 6 and Old Renwick Road.

The highway is currently closed at the intersection of Old Renwick Road and State Highway 6.

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Emergency services and contractors are at the scene.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use alternate routes – State Highway 62 if travelling to Nelson. Drivers connecting to State Highway 63 can detour via Boyce and Anglesea Streets.

People travelling between Blenheim and Havelock can expect delays until the crash is cleared and the highway is fully re-opened.

Road users should factor this into their travel plans and allow extra time for their journey.

Updates on the highway’s status – Nelson/Marlborough(external link)